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Ribe Denmark

Ribe is the oldest medieval town of Denmark with its crooked cobbled stone streets and timber-framed houses is the reason to go to Southern Jutland. Meander the streets of old town and pay a visit to one of the main attractions; the Ribe Domkirke, Ribe VikingCenter or Ribe Kunstmuseum.





Ribe has lots of nice accomodation options. You can stay at the beautiful Hotel Dagmar but also the Camping in Ribe is a nice and populair option to explore South Jutland.


Hotels Ribe Denmark


There is lots of nice accomodations in Ribe. You can choose hotels, farmhouses or Ribe Camping.


Lustrup Farmhouse Marked - A farmhouse with authentic charm, hygge and great comfort. Cozy apartments with a fantastic location near Ribe and the Wadden Sea.


Hotel Den Gamble Arrest By Skovmose  - Den Gamle Arrest is a former prison. A first class experience, in combination with the Restaurant Kolvig by Skovmose.


Hotel Dagmar - Another boutique stay at Hotel and Restaurant Dagmar. Beautiful Rooms and suites with a view to Ribe Cathedral.


Hotel Vadehav - Enjoy your stay at Hotel Wadden Sea with beautiful hotel rooms with stunning views over the old part of Ribe town and Ribe Cathedral.



Ribe Camping, located in the historic town of Ribe, Denmark, offers a picturesque and tranquil camping experience along the banks of the Ribe River. Surrounded by nature and within walking distance of Ribe's charming cobblestone streets, the campground provides a perfect blend of relaxation and cultural exploration.


Shops Ribe Denmark


If you are not so much a Viking Fan, Ribe is also a lovely place for shopping.

Find your way to Appel Living for beautiful home decor good. The best Scandinavian design products handpicked for you. The shop Garnlusen is your one stop shop for yarn, ceramic and wooden products that are great for (self) gifting. The Habengood Vintage Shop and Maude Retro & Vintage are your go to for retro, vintage and second-hand shopping. At the Artizan shop you'll find a broad variety of crafts like pottery, jewelry, sculptures, knitwear and knit kits amongst other. Hornvarefabrikken is a shop producing arts and crafts made out of horn.



Restaurants Ribe Denmark


Ribe also has some lovely places for food. First of all, try Quedens Gaard (very populair). This bright, coloured and fun place is great for breakfast, brunch or lunch. You might pick up some lovely gifts too.


After your shopping spree you can also sit back, relax at Terpager & Co Wine and Coffee Bar. A cozy place for food, coffee, wine or anything in between. Check-out their instagram feed. Looks amazing he? Fancy something vegetarian, vegan or glutenfree? Find your way to Café Kaerlig.


We enjoyed our lunch at the Weis Stue, one of Denmark's oldest inns. This ancient wooden beamed house dates back to 1600. We went for traditional smørrebrød (Danish open sandwiches) and local beer. Fancy staying for the night in Ribe? Weis Stue also has charming rooms to stay.


Restaurant Saelhunden is an amazing quality seafood restaurant by the riverfront. Look at that mouthwatering menu. The same goes for Restaurant Kolvig by Skovmose, also located near the waterfront, and Restaurant Dagmar located inside the hotel Dagmar. Both restaurants also offer a stay for the night with beautiful rooms.


Things To Do Ribe Denmark


The historic town Ribe has a rich cultural heritage and lots of nice things to do also for families with childeren.


Visit Ribe Viking Center - Immerse yourself in Viking history by exploring the Ribe Viking Museum. It's an open-air museum that recreates life in a Viking settlement, complete with period-accurate buildings, demonstrations, and interactive experiences. You can witness crafts, join workshops, and learn about the daily life of Vikings.


Explore the Old Town - Ribe boasts a well-preserved medieval old town, with cobblestone streets and charming, colorful houses. Take a leisurely stroll through the narrow streets, visit local shops, and enjoy the picturesque atmosphere. Don't miss the historic Ribe Cathedral, which dates back to the early 12th century and climb the Ribe Watchtower, also known as Ribe Domkirke Tower, offers panoramic views of the town and the surrounding Danish countryside.


Visit the Ribe Art Museum - Explore the local art scene at the Ribe Art Museum. The museum features a collection of Danish and international art, with a particular emphasis on works from the 19th and 20th centuries. It's a great place to appreciate both historical and contemporary art.


Wadden Sea National Park - Ribe is located near the Wadden Sea, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. At Vadehavscentret you can see beautiful exhibitions, and/or experience Sort Sol (Black Sun). The Marsk Tower offers a spectacular view over the Wadden Sea National Park. Consider joining a guided boat excursion to explore the unique ecosystem of the Wadden Sea, known for its tidal flats, diverse birdlife, and stunning landscapes. It's an opportunity to experience the natural beauty of the region and learn about its ecological importance.



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